Dr Danièle Hromek’s research considers Indigeneity in the built environment. It contributes an understanding of the Indigenous experience and comprehension of space, and investigates how Aboriginal people occupy, use, narrate, sense, dream and contest their spaces. Her research rethinks the values that inform Aboriginal understandings of space through Indigenous spatial knowledge and cultural practice, in doing so considers the sustainability of Indigenous cultures from a spatial perspective.

RESEARCH PROJECTS (SELECTED)

Connecting with Country, Designing with Country and The Sydney Ochre Grid, Government Architect NSW [link]

Back to Country: A Guided Reflection on Sovereignty, audio landscape experience [link]

Cultural Mapping of Green Square, City of Sydney Council

The (Re)Indigenisation of Space: Weaving narratives of resistance to embed Nura [Country] in design, Ph.D Research, UTS [link]

PUBLICATIONS (SELECTED)

‘Contested Ground: Weaving Stories of Spatial Resilience, Resistance, Relationality and Reclamation’, chapter in book Our Voices II: The Decolonial Project, 2021 [link]

‘Designing with Country: Rethreading Aboriginal Culture into the Design Fabric of Sydney’s Built and Natural Environment through Language, Place and Memory’, chapter in book Our Voices II: The Decolonial Project, with Dillon Kombumerri, 2021 [link]

‘Covered By Concrete: Uncovering latent Aboriginal narratives concealed in urban contexts’, chapter in book Our Voices II: The Decolonial Project, with Siân Hromek and Michael Hromek, 2021 [link]

‘A cultural generational communal iterative generative collaborative relational theory of design’ with Jacqueline Gothe, mini-chapter in book Theories of Design[ing], 2021 [link]

‘Void. Terra Nullius. Country’, catalogue essay, 2020 [link]

‘Nura, Fire Law and First Peoples: Why all now-Australians must listen to those who were there first’, gal-dem, 2020 [link]

‘Country: Sustaining and Maintaining, Sentient and Alive’, excerpt from PhD published by Belvoir Street Theatre, 2019 [link]

‘Sensing Materials of our Country’ with Siân Hromek and Michael Hromek, article, Architecture Bulletin, vol.75 no.2, 2018 [link]

‘Always Is: Aboriginal spatial experiences of land and Country’, chapter in Our Voices: Indigeneity and Architecture, 2018 [link]

‘Weaving Intentions’, non-traditional research output, 2018 [link]

‘Impact’, catalogue essay, 2017 [link]

Cultural Principles and Protocols for Designers for projects or curricula working with Indigenous peoples, materials or communities , co-authored with Terri Janke, 2017

‘Indigenous Materials Referencing Guide’ with Sophie Herbert, referencing guide, 2017 [link/link]

‘Winyanboga Yurringa’, non-traditional research output, 2016 [link]

‘Covered by Concrete’ with Siân Hromek and Michael Hromek, non-traditional research output, 2015 [link]

SPEAKING, WORKSHOPS (SELECTED)

Regional Architecture Conference, 2019, Australian Institute of Architects, Byron Bay

Valuing Our World Views, 2019, Community Research webinar [link]

Planning Connects – Designing with Country, 2019, DPIE training & education webinar [link]

Indigenous Design Symposium, 2019, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

BLAKitecture Women’s Business Yarning Circle, 2018, MPavilion Melbourne

Place, 2018, Perspectives [link]

Relationality and Design: Reclaiming Design Practice and Protocols and Subverting the Design Method, 2018, UTS

Cultural Training for Visual Communications team, School of Design, 2018, UTS

Cultural Immersion for The Australian Ballet, 2017, Old Ways New

Incorporating Indigenous ecological, design and Country knowledge into the built environment, 2017, Yurlendj-nganjin (‘everyone’s knowledge’/’our intelligence’), Deakin University

Indigenous portfolio discussion circle, 2017, Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia AGM, University of Sydney

Always Was: Aboriginal spatial experiences of land and Country, 2017, World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education

Weaving Design into the Intersectionality of Design, 2017, World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education

First Peoples, Object and Country, 2017, University of Technology Sydney

Love, Stories, Kin and Country, 2016, University of Technology Sydney

Aboriginal Design/Spatial Considerations, 2016, barrangal dyara (skin and bones), Kaldor Public Art Projects [link]

Indigenous Space, Place and Country, 2016, University of New South Wales and University of Technology Sydney

The Art of Storytelling, 2015, UTS Art Gallery